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  • Obama Snubs Media Again: 'Clear Out the Press So We Can Take Some Questions'

    02/25/2013 1:37:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/25/13 | John Nolte
    If it mattered, the dismissive way Obama treats the media coupled with his lack of transparency would be troubling. But it doesn't matter. Even if the president was as transparent as glass, the media would still cover up anything that might politically damage him. So the fact that Obama treats the media like the lackeys they are, is actually very amusing and all kinds of satisfying. The media's been whining about "access" for 10 days now and as a result, today, Obama pretty much laughed in their collective faces with this: “What I want to do is clear out the...
  • Gingrich's take: Obama at UN, snubs, 'bumps' and more

    09/25/2012 8:49:21 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    Former House speaker and presidential candidate dissects president's address before the UN General Assembly, snub of Netanyahu, lack oe meetings with world leaders and more
  • Obama snubs Gridiron journalists again

    02/24/2012 12:37:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/24/12 | Paul Bedard
    He's done it again. For a third time, President Obama is snubbing the annual gathering of prominent Washington journalists known as the Gridiron Dinner next month. Instead, he is attending the 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit. "I'm disappointed," said Gridiron President George Condon of National Journal. And, he kidded, "I'm not sure what it says of his priorities when the president puts the nuclear security of the world ahead of our dinner." Subbing for Obama at the March 24 dinner will be Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, ironically the hands-on manager of the nation's nuclear arsenal that will be discussed at...
  • Obama snubs Reagan

    07/05/2011 4:06:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/5/11 | Don Surber
    The people of England erected a statue to Ronald Reagan and dedicated it on the Fourth of July in the year of the 100th anniversary of the Gipper’s birth. President Obama snubbed it. So did Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. So did the ambassador to England. The British get it. The British now know what a petty little tyrant Americans elected in 2008. From the London Evening Standard: (Snip) Where was the American ambassador to London, Louis B Susman? He had, it soon transpired, been invited. But despite a guest list that boasted four British Cabinet ministers, ex-Prime Minister,
  • Empty seats: Obama snubs Issaon witnesses for stimulus hearing

    02/16/2011 1:39:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/16/11 | Jonathan Strong
    In the latest sign of an increasingly antagonistic stand by Democrats against top GOP oversight official Rep. Darrell Issa, President Obama declined a request for a top economic adviser to testify before an oversight panel about the president’s economic stimulus law. Obama spokesman Reid Cherlin indicated the move will be part of a general policy against top White House aides testifying before Congress, potentially setting the stage for a showdown on later, more important hearings.
  • President Obama snubs Issa on first major document deadline

    02/01/2011 5:28:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 67 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/1/11 | Jonathan Strong
    TheDC Exclusive – The Obama administration snubbed top GOP oversight official Rep. Darrell Issa on his first major document deadline as new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sending a short letter promising to comply in response to a major information request that was due Saturday at noon. But Issa is hitting back Tuesday with a demand key documents be sent in two days. The Obama snub is the first sign of how the administration will respond to demands for documents and testimony by key officials from Republicans in control of the House
  • US House Speaker snubs Hu dinner invite

    01/18/2011 2:38:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 120 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/18/11 | afp
    Republican US House Speaker John Boehner has turned down a White House invitation to attend a state dinner this week in honor of Chinese President Hu Jintao, his office confirmed Tuesday. Asked why Boehner had opted to skip the glitzy and highly symbolic Wednesday event, Boehner spokesman Michael Steel replied: "Speaker Boehner will have a substantive meeting with President Hu later this week." Steel declined to elaborate, but Republicans have been critical of President Barack Obama's decision to hold a state dinner for Hu at a time when Washington has been sharply critical of Beijing's record on human rights. White...
  • Royal snub for the Obamas: No wedding invite from Prince William and Kate Middleton

    12/17/2010 2:43:30 PM PST · by kingattax · 50 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 17, 2010 | Andrew Malcolm
    Oh, the humiliation. Once not so long ago one of the world's top celebrities in his own right, Barack Obama and his wife Michelle did not make the cut for invitations to the royal wedding in London next spring. On April 29 in Westminster Abbey with all the grace and pageantry sure to capture international imaginations, commoner Kate Middleton will marry Prince William, son of Princess Diana. And don't forget the horsedrawn carriage perhaps. But the current residents of the White House will not be there, according to the Daily Mail.
  • At nuclear summit, Obama snubs an ally

    04/13/2010 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 726+ views
    Wapo ^ | 4/13/10 | Jackson Diehl
    Forty-seven world leaders are Barack Obama’s guests in Washington Tuesday at the nuclear security summit. Obama is holding bilateral meetings with just 12 of them. That’s led to some awkward exclusions -- and some unfortunate appearances, as well. One of those left out was Mikheil Saakashvili, president of Georgia, who got a phone call from Obama last week instead of a meeting in Washington. His exclusion must have prompted broad smiles in Moscow, where Saakashvili is considered public enemy no. 1 -- a leader whom Russia tried to topple by force in the summer of 2008. After all, Obama met...
  • White House snubs budget panel leaders in health summit invites

    02/13/2010 9:44:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies · 524+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/13/10 | Taylor Rushing
    The White House did not invite House or Senate Budget Committee leaders to its healthcare reform summit later this month, including a Republican who recently offered to work with President Barack Obama to strike a bipartisan deal. Obama’s administration on Friday released a list of its invitees to the Feb. 25 summit, but topping the conspicuous absences were the top budget-writers in each chamber. For the Senate, the list excluded Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), the ranking Budget Committee member who in recent weeks has been publicly courting the Obama administration for a seat at the table in the talks, and...
  • Pigskin-picking camel snubs Eagles because of Vick

    09/10/2009 2:21:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 481+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/10/09 | AP
    LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Philadelphia Eagles fans thirsty for predictions on whether their team will win or lose each week won't get them from a New Jersey pigskin-prognosticating camel. Princess, the star of Popcorn Park Zoo, won't predict the results of any Eagles games this season to protest the signing of quarterback Michael Vick. Vick spent 18 months in prison for organizing a dogfighting ring. The 2,600-pound camel went 17-4 last year and correctly picked the Pittsburgh Steelers to win the Super Bowl.
  • Europe Snubs Israel, Courts Hamas

    04/03/2009 2:39:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 454+ views
    Front Page Mag ^ | April 03, 2009 | David Hornik
    Reuters reported this week that the European Union is saying a summit with Israel, planned for the coming months, is probably called off. With the Czech Republic currently holding the EU presidency, its foreign minister Karel Schwarzenberg told a Czech newspaper that the EU is “not happy with some of the steps of the Israeli government, namely construction works close to Jerusalem but also access to Gaza, which is today very limited.” He added that “The new Israeli government has not raised much excitement either.”
  • Ahmadinejad snubs wife of kidnapped Israeli soldier

    09/25/2007 9:10:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 91+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sep 25, 2007 | Claudia Parsons
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad refused to address an Israeli woman who asked him at a news conference on Tuesday about her husband, one of two Israeli soldiers kidnapped by Hezbollah last year. As he has done at previous appearances at the United Nations, where he addressed the General Assembly earlier on Tuesday, Ahmadinejad also ignored a question asked by an Israeli journalist, saying only, "Next question." The Iranian president, who has called for Israel to be wiped off the map, is accused by Washington and Israel of supporting the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. Ehud Goldwasser and...
  • US snubs Russian request for joint moon exploration: space chief

    04/29/2007 11:35:31 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies · 646+ views
    The head of Russia's space agency Sunday said the US has rebuffed an offer from Moscow to jointly explore the moon, while announcing a separate contract with NASA for nearly one billion dollars for the International Space Station. Roskosmos chief Anatoly Perminov was quoted as saying by the Interfax news agency that Russia had proposed pooling resources to explore the moon. "We were ready to cooperate but for unknown reasons, the United States have said they will undertake this programme themselves," he said. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in December said it envisaged setting up a manned base,...
  • Iran Snubs Annan Over Nuclear Program

    09/03/2006 2:46:08 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 531+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 9-3-2006 | Nasser Karimi
    Iran Snubs Annan Over Nuclear Program Sunday September 3, 2006 9:46 PM By NASSER KARIMI Associated Press Writer TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - The U.N. chief got little satisfaction Sunday at the close of his trip to Tehran, snubbed by Iran's leader over international demands to stop enriching uranium and ignored in warnings not to incite hatred by questioning the Holocaust. In a provocative move on the final day of Kofi Annan's two-day visit, Iran announced it would host a conference to examine what it called exaggerations about the Holocaust, during which more than 6 million Jews were killed by the...
  • NAACP - Nonpartisan Branch of the Democratic Party

    07/16/2004 9:17:32 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 8 replies · 1,015+ views
    www.netwmd.com ^ | July 16, 2003 | Andrew Jaffee
    NAACP: Nonpartisan Branch of the Democratic Party By Andrew L. Jaffee, July 16, 2004 Home   Search   Forum   Terms NAACP Chairman Julian Bond claims his organization is “nonpartisan” while at the same time using vitriolic rhetoric to attack the Bush administration. Why would President Bush wish to speak before the NAACP after the way in which they’ve treated him? Some claim Bush should swallow his pride and speak before the group in the interest of “outreach.” I would argue that Bush has already engaged in more outreach than any other administration in U.S. history: 2001: President George W. Bush appoints: Condoleezza Rice, Assistant...
  • Putin Snubs Blair By Refusing To Lift Sanctions

    04/29/2003 3:52:47 PM PDT · by blam · 37 replies · 157+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 4-30-2003 | Andrew Grice
    Putin snubs Blair by refusing to lift sanctions By Andrew Grice, Political Editor 30 April 2003 Tony Blair and Vladimir Putin failed to resolve their deep differences over Iraq yesterday, when the Russian President openly mocked the failure of the United States and Britain to find Saddam Hussein or his alleged weap-ons of mass destruction.In an extraordinary snub to Mr Blair, Mr Putin told a joint press conference near Moscow that Russia would not bow to American and British demands for the early lifting of sanctions against Iraq until there was proof that Iraq possessed the weapons the Allies had...
  • UN Snubs Blair Plea For Envoy To Iraq

    04/16/2003 5:39:44 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 188+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 4-17-2003 | Leonard Doyle/Paul Waugh
    UN snubs Blair plea for envoy to IraqPM left isolated by White House stance By Leonard Doyle and Paul Waugh in Athens 17 April 2003 Tony Blair was rebuffed yesterday when he attempted to persuade Kofi Annan, the United Nations secretary general, to appoint a special representative to Baghdad. The Prime Minister wants the UN to provide a veneer of legitimacy to the interim administration being set up in Iraq by America and Britain and says it should play a "vital" role in the country's future. But in a private meeting with Mr Blair at the European summit in Athens,...
  • Syria Snubs US Request

    11/19/2002 3:44:55 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 183+ views
    BBC ^ | 11-19-2002
    Tuesday, 19 November, 2002, 17:19 GMT Syria snubs US request Settlers and soldiers were raked with gunfire in HebronSyria has rejected a United States demand to close down an office of the militant Palestinian group Islamic Jihad. The request came after the group said it had carried out last Friday's ambush in the West Bank city of Hebron, which killed 12 Israelis. These operations are planned and carried out in the occupied territories as a result of the continued [Israeli] occupation and its practices Syrian foreign ministry statementBut a Syrian foreign ministry statement said the Damascus office had nothing to...
  • Schroder Snubs France To Visit UK

    09/25/2002 3:51:14 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies · 185+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-25-2002 | Toby Helm
    Schröder snubs France to visit UK (Filed: 25/09/2002) Break with post-election tradition indicates loosening of Franco-German ties to Blair's advantage, writes Toby Helm Chancellor Gerhard Schröder signalled a loosening of Franco-German ties - and a strengthening of those with Britain - when he broke with tradition last night to visit Tony Blair on his first foreign trip since his re-election. His decision to travel to London for talks with the Prime Minister marked a departure from the normal practice under which the German leader meets the French president immediately after an election victory. Thomas Matussek, the German ambassador to London,...